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Diorio Restaurant & Bar

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231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213 (Grand Street)
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service here has always been top notch. The meals have always been well prepared and presented. Good wine list. If you want something special, ask. Love to go here.

Thank hockeygump
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here with family while visiting Waterbury...I had very high hopes based on the ratings here and the classic architecture and styling of the place...drinks were generously poured...overall atmosphere was what you want in a longtime established northeast Italian eatery...the Cesear dressing was excellent and the salad overall was generously portioned...my filet with gorgonzola was satisfactory while the accompanying sides... More 

Thank cdcraine
Port Charlotte, Florida
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In downtown Waterbury, in the middle of the business district, is an upscale, lovely Italian restaurant residing in an old building. The inside has both tables and old wooden booths like that of an old-time pub. There is a beautiful tin ceiling and the original small-tiled floor. Very elegantly done. The booths have imitation Tiffany-style lamps. Otherwise, it's dark, only... More 

2 Thank YerTizUS
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We dined here on a Saturday night, 6:30 and were impressed by the decor. The interior is dark wood, possibly mahogany, and the tables set with linen and heavy silverware - befitting a restaurant of this class. Our booth was comfortable and our server prompt. We were a party of four and only two people wanted cocktails and one person... More 

Thank Morris A
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant because my work was organizing a corporate meal for some clients. True, there was a 45 minute presentation that had to be sat through, but call me what you want, just don't call me late for dinner! I was one of the first ones there, and the projector screen and table was already all set up.... More 

1 Thank antillus
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have dined here before, and the food is great. My concern with our last visit was our entrées came out in 7 minutes from when we placed our order. The Veal Diorio's I had was not very warm, but my husbands chicken and sausage was. It made me wonder when my dish was actually prepared. Otherwise... More 

1 Thank Karenlyn7
Trumbull, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I attended my brother's graduation at the Palace Theater last night. Upon leaving I checked Tripadvisor for a close restaurant and we asked a cop directing traffic. Both came up with Diorio's. We had an excellent meal. They are more than willing to deviate from their menu to suit you. We had apps, dinner and dessert which were all excellent.... More 

Thank Dawn C
Hyderabad, India
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156 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have heard a lot about this restaurant and it did not disappoint us. We were there for a business dinner. My colleague and I enjoyed the food. Appetizers: Shrimp cocktail Main: Ribeye, Pasta The house wine suggested by our waitress went well with my ribeye. The ambiance reminded me of one of the old school restaurants in NY City.

Thank vg333
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Should be rated higher. The food is great. Very friendly service staff. Tutti de mare was outstanding. Beautiful atmosphere.

1 Thank George S
Orlando, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Diorio's is a trip down through history, and a very tasty trip too! My husband and I celebrated my Birthday at Diorio's. We sat in the bar area, which is lovely and private in a private booth, but you still get to enjoy being in the historical part of the restaurant. The bar itself is a heavy and beautifully carved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213
    (Grand Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-754-5111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?